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Side job helps chop 25-year payoff plan to 6 months

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. What do you do when you want to pay off your debt but you calculate it will take 25 years to do so on your current income? Well, if you’re Adrienne Dorison, you start a side business and start shoveling yourself out of debt faster! […]

How much does it cost to start a side gig?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. So you’re thinking to start a side gig. Congratulations! Whether you are trying to pay off debt or just trying to fully fund your savings account, a side gig can help you reach your financial goals. But be aware: There is a grain of truth to the old adage, “You have to spend money to make money.” Exactly how much money are we talking? […]

Why you should make a home your first investment

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Originally, this was to be a two-part series discussing the pros and cons of buying a home as opposed to investing. The purpose wasn’t to pick a winner or loser, per se. […]

10 splurges that won’t break the bank

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. But a more balanced approach could make it easier to stick to a spending plan, thereby making your long-term financial success more likely. […]

How to invest in index funds

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]

What you need to succeed against the odds

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. It’s the end of summer and some of us are going back to school, trying to learn more, become more. Others are already established in their professions, working to build the life of their dreams. Maybe you’re someone that got knocked down and have to build your dreams over again. […]

What is the most difficult personal finance concept to master?

This article is by Kayla Sloan. [Kayla Sloan is a millennial on a mission to delete her debt. She writes about her journey to financial success at shoeaholicnomore.com. She put this terrific video together as part of her discussion about mastering personal finance concepts too!] Nothing worth doing in life is easy. Have you ever heard that saying? […]

Should you buy a home or invest?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The path toward retirement and financial independence usually involves buying a home and investing for retirement and the future. But, what if you had to choose? William Cowie posed this question to me recently and asked which path I would take to financial independence if given the option. […]

So easy, it’s barely cooking: Healthy, simple recipes

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I wrote about meal planning and delivery services. Most of the meal delivery services that I found were priced similarly per meal to most of the fast-casual restaurants in my area. To me, at least, that’s rarely worth it, especially when you consider that with, many such services, you still have to do the cooking yourself. […]

What is an index fund exactly?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the second installment in a series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In this installment, we will look at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]